Polaronic transport in TiO2 thin films with increasing Nb content
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The temperature dependence of the charge transport in TiO2 films was investigated to establish the correlation between the Nb content and electrical properties. It was identified that temperature-dependent conductivity of the films is dominated by a phonon-assisted small polaron hopping model in the non-adiabatic regime. Applying the polaron hopping models of Mott, Schnakenberg and Emin to describe the observed behavior, temperature-dependent conductivity data of the films were analyzed. A detailed analysis in terms of small polaron hopping parameters in the investigated temperature regime was used to correlate electrical properties with the percentage of Nb.